“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom,” were the words which will reverberate in every Indians mind for years to come as the first Prime Minister of the independent India Jawaharlal Nehu with his ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech declared the country to free from English rule towards midnight on August 14, 1947.
Years from then, India today, celebrates its 74th Independence Day and no matter what the situation in the country, heart still fills out with pride and joy. Cricket fraternity, who have represented the nation on international stage and made the country proud, led by Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, took to their various social media accounts to extend wishes on the Independence Day.
Independence Day: Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar extend wishes
India captain Virat Kohli, took to twitter, and wrote “Wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day! God bless our great nation and its countrymen especially the ones who are away from their families, fighting on the front lines to keep us safe. Jai Hind”.
While cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar said, “This 15th August is different. Today is our time to stand up as a collective and be united as one and fight this war against COVID together. There is no power that can defeat 1.3 billion Indians”.
Wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day! 🇮🇳 God bless our great nation and its countrymen especially the ones who are away from their families, fighting on the front lines to keep us safe. Jai Hind. pic.twitter.com/fhgzdUEF1G
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2020
Happy 74th #IndependenceDay to all Indians! 🇮🇳
Children are the future of India and they're the ones who will drive our nation forward.
Let’s be their 'Everyday Heroes' and create the right environment which keeps them positive. pic.twitter.com/5TON75A8NQ
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2020
This 15th August is different.
Today is our time to stand up as a collective and be united as one and fight this war against COVID together.
There is no power that can defeat 1.3 billion Indians.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 14, 2020
Independence means enjoying freedom and empowering others too to let them do so.
Gratitude to all those who fought to make Bharat's Independence possible.
May God bless Bharat.#IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/RttshfL3Ci
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 15, 2020
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 15, 2020
Thousands martyred their lives so that we could achieve independence. Let's become citizens who honor that sacrifice and bring glory to our nation.
2020 has been a difficult year for all, but with the courageous spirit of India, we will win, united as one. 🇮🇳#IndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/vIXWO9l9dI
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 15, 2020
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 15, 2020
On #IndependenceDay we recall the sacrifices of those who got us freedom. Regardless of religion or caste, they were Indians first. Today Iet's also honour those who selflessly risk their lives at our borders & hospitals.We're stronger today because they put India first everyday. pic.twitter.com/cyIHTI3NPx
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 15, 2020
As we celebrate 74th #IndependenceDay , let’s pay our respect to freedom fighters & jawans for their countless sacrifices to build an independent #India. Our strength is in what India can do on its own, and not on what it can import/buy #VocalForLocal #MakeInIndia Jai Hind 🙏 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/aGaokBdhr8
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) August 15, 2020